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harry reid stopped short of embracing president obama's proposal calling them thoughtful recommendations. is the president's tone contributing to a lack of bipartisanship? >> no. i don't think this is about his tone. i think it is interesting to have a republican senator calling president obama combative given the nature of in congress and how the senate has blocked and pushed them into a corner. i think there is some room for the president to reach out to members of congress more, build those relationships more. have one-on-one meetings with them, do golfing with them, but we have to keep in mind that when we came into office, his leadership style was consensus. that is at the heart of this man. what is unfortunately happened, republicans have said, we're not going to come to the take and participate. we're going block and be the party of no. so you have to go to executive actions or executive orders. that is not how government should work. hopefully they will... ford, you know that the republicans have blocked everything. he has at the point where he has to take executive actions. >> a
to the problem. it's a way to try to make the senate and harry reid in particular look bad, which i'm sure feels pretty good for republicans on capitol hill burks doesn't get us any closer to solving our problem. >> rick: talk for the party and the minority. you alluded to this. but it's tough for the party that really does not control the government to lay down the law. so how much is your party going to actually be able to sort of steer the debate and get things done over the next couple of years? >> well, we are not asking for something unreasonable here. i mean, kristy referenced the senate. let's remember the senate has not passed a budget for the last three years. people in their households do a budget every month. >> let's remember -- >> we have not operated -- >> rick: hold on, kristy. >> we have not operated with a budget for the last three years. listen. how did get here? both parties have suffered from spending addiction over decades. both political parties have been guilty of it. the republicans have taken the first step in what do you as an addict and that's recognition. unfortunate
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